Wu Feng and Dallas Waldo release video 'Taiwan is my Home'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan, Turkish TV show host Ugur Rifat Karlova, better known as Wu Feng (吳鳳), and Canadian rapper Dallas Waldie, who goes by the stage name Dallas Wal...

MAC warns of Chinese 'Skynet' after residence permits for Taiwanese announced

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On the same day that China announced that residence permits would be made available to citizens of Macau, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) on Thursday (...

Photo of the Day: Taipei's Beimen at night 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A long-time American resident of Taipei captured this photo of North Gate, known as Beimen (北門), at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday (Aug. 16) and posted it the next day on...

How Taiwanese couples celebrate Qixi Festival 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Today (Aug. 17) is Qixi Festival (七夕, Chinese Valentine's Day) and a survey by a Taiwanese recruitment website has revealed how Taiwanese couples plan on spending...

Taiwan to raise hourly wage by 7% to NT$150

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwan's hourly minimum wage is to be increased by over 7 percent, while the monthly minimum wage is to be hiked by 5 percent, pending approval by the Executive Yuan, ...

Empty bridge on Ghost Month registers '741 people,' spooking Taiwanese  

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Taiwanese netizens have become spooked by a digital readout of a turnstile showing "741 people" standing on Dijiu Suspension Bridge (地久吊橋) , even though it ...

Record high 15 Taiwanese universities listed on Academic Ranking of World Universities

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) --  A total of 15 Taiwanese universities have made the cut in the 2018 edition of the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), announced the Shanghai Ranking Consu...

Taipei Sheraton cans Marriott over its groveling to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In response to Marriott's kowtowing to Beijing by changing the label for Taiwan in its SPG booking system to "Taiwan China," Four Points by Sheraton Taipei,&...

KMT candidate's poll backfires, 68% of Taiwanese don't consider themselves Chinese

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A poll by Kuomintang (KMT) legislative candidate Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強) trying to drum up pro-China unification support has backfired, with 68 percent of Taiwanese respondents th...

Tropical Storm Rumbia rumbas north of Taiwan, 2 tropical systems forming

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Northern, northeastern, central and southern Taiwan will see scattered showers and thunderstorms today (Aug. 16) due to the effects of the periphery of Tropical Storm Rumb...

'Arab Palace' up for sale for NT$3.3 billion in NE Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A massive Middle Eastern-style palace in northeastern Taiwan, which has seldom been seen by the public, is up for sale for the price of NT$3.3 billion (US$71.3 million).  ...

Photo of the Day: Taiwanese high school student meets Tsai in LA

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- An excited Taiwanese high school student snapped this photo of Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen during a meeting with the Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors ...

New Taipei mayoral candidate releases slapstick LINE stickers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- On Sunday (Aug. 12), Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) candidate for New Taipei City mayor, Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌), released a series of humorous LINE stickers of himself a...

Four Taiwanese women arrested for working as hostesses in Guam

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Four Taiwanese women who came to Guam on tourist visas have been arrested for working illegally in a bar as hostesses, reported the Pacific Daily News.  The four Taiwan...

Fire mysteriously breaks out in Taiwanese temple during Ghost Month

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- With Ghost Month (鬼月) well underway, a fire mysteriously broke out yesterday (Aug. 14) in the Beigang Wude Temple in western Taiwan's Yunlin County, despite the f...